Trozos de Mi Alma, Vol. 2

Trozos de Mi Alma, Vol. 2

by Marco Antonio Solís


It isn't hard to understand why, in 2006, Fonovisa was excited about releasing a Marco Antonio Solís album titled Trozos de Mi Alma, Vol. 2. The first Trozos de Mi Alma ("Pieces of My Soul"), released in 1999, was a big seller for the Latin pop superstar, and the title Trozos de Mi Alma, Vol. 2 is a definite attention grabber for those who are familiar with Solís' history (which, of course, is a huge amount of people all over the Spanish-speaking world). Solís isn't as big on concept albums as, say, Luís Miguel, but Trozos de Mi Alma, Vol. 2 is one of his more conceptual efforts -- and the 40-minute CD's basic concept is Solís providing new versions of well known songs he wrote for other Latin pop artists. Over the years, the prolific Solís has written a ton of songs for other vocalists, and on Trozos de Mi Alma, Vol. 2, he revisits material that is associated with estrellas latinas (Latin stars) such as Laura Flores ("Antes de Que Te Vayas"), Marisela ("Dios Bendiga Nuestro Amor") and the late Spanish icon Rocio Dúrcal ("Yo Creía Que Sí" and "Extrañándote"). Because of Dúrcal's fondness for mariachi and ranchera music (she was a pop singer first and foremost, but regional Mexican music was definitely an influence), she was affectionately called "la española más mexicana" (the most Mexican Spanish woman) in Mexico -- and the creative relationship that Dúrcal and Solís enjoyed was mutually beneficial. It should be noted that the new version of "Antes de Que Te Vayas" that appears on this disc was used as the theme for the hit Mexican telenovela (Latin soap opera) Mundo de Fieras, which was aired by Televisa in Mexico and Univision in los Estados Unidos. Although Solís' '90s and 2000s albums are generally solid, not all of them are essential. But the excellent Trozos de Mi Alma, Vol. 2 will easily go down in history as one of Solís' more essential releases of the 2000s.

Product Details

Release Date: 09/26/2006
Label: Fonovisa Inc.
UPC: 0808835249027
catalogNumber: 352490

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Marco Antonio Solís   Primary Artist,Dirigida
Johnny Britt   Coros
Luis Conte   Percussion
Nick Cooper   Cello
Caroline Dale   Cello
Ramon Flores   Trumpet
Mitchel Forman   Piano
Paul Gonzalez   Percussion
James Harrah   Electric Guitar
Leyla Hoyle   Coros
Phillip Ingram   Coros
Garfield Jackson   Viola
Tommy Morgan   Harmonica
Carlos Murguía   Hammond Organ,Coros
Kenny O'Brien   Coros
Dean Parks   Acoustic Guitar,Mandoline
Maciej Rakowski   Violin
Garrett Smith   Trombone
Ramon Stagnaro   Vihuela,Guitar (Nylon String)
Neil Stubenhaus   Bajo Sexto
Yvonne Williams   Coros
Gayle Levant   Arpa
Lionel Handy   Cello
Benny Faccone   Mezcla
Francis Benítez   Coros
Sandy Simmons   Coros
Pablo Aguirre   Musical Direction
David Daniels [cello]   Cello
Cathy Giles   Cello
Matthew Souter   Viola
Edward Vanderspar   Viola
Gisa Vatcky   Coros
Alejandro Carballo   Trombone
Miffy Hirsch   Violin
Arturo Solar   Trumpet
London Metropolitan Orchestra   Seccion De Cuerdas
John H.R. Mills   Violin
Andrew Haveron   Concert Comedienne
Ben Nabarro   Violin
Cheche Alara   fender rhodes
Valente Torrez   Mezcla
Reiad Chibah   Viola
Stephanie O'Keefe   French Horn
Laura Melhuish   Violin
Jenny Kim   French Horn
Paul Loredo   French Horn
Chris Fish   Cello
Paulina Aguirre   Coros
Ben Wendel   Alto Saxophone,Baritone Saxophone
Martin Burgess   Violin
Paul Martin   Viola
Andy Brown   Conductor
Jon Titmus   French Horn
Maria Fernanda Karolys   Coros
Frank Fontaine   Tenor Saxophone
Tom Pigott-Smith   Violin
Gabrielle Lester   Violin
Matt Scrivener   Violin
Ivo Jan van der Werff   Viola
Katherine Gowers   Violin
Steve Morris   Violin

Technical Credits

Christina Abaroa   Copista
Marco Antonio Solís   Composer
Benny Faccone   Engineer
Pablo Aguirre   Arranger,Producer
Adriana Rebold   Graphic Design,Art Direction

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